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  • 12 Jul 2018

    Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn to co-host Sommit™ 2019

    World renowned Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn has been confirmed as co-host of Sommit™ 2019, to be held in the Hawke’s Bay next year.

  • 05 Jul 2018

    New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards 2018

    The best of New Zealand wine will be discovered at New Zealand Winegrowers’ refreshed wine competition later this year. The New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards is the official national wine competition of the New Zealand wine industry, replacing the Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, two of the industry’s major wine competitions.

  • 25 Jun 2018

    Vintage 2018 benefits from warm summer

    A warm summer benefited New Zealand’s winegrowing regions, with 419,000 tonnes of grapes harvested during Vintage 2018. This is up 6% on the 2017 tonnage, but is still lower than initially anticipated in a season marked by a very early start to harvesting.

  • 11 May 2018

    CEO appointed to head New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre Ltd

    MJ Loza has been appointed CEO of the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) Ltd in Blenheim.

  • 04 May 2018

    New chair elected to lead New Zealand Winegrowers

    Gisborne grape grower John Clarke has been elected chair of New Zealand Winegrowers. Mr Clarke has more than 40 years’ experience in the grape and wine industry. A former Gisborne mayor, he has previously served for 10 years as the chairman of Gisborne Winegrowers and joined the New Zealand Winegrowers Board in 2006. He has been deputy chair since 2012.

  • 17 Apr 2018

    Sauvignon 2019 announces programme on International Sauvignon Blanc Day

    In January 2019 the world’s top wine experts will arrive en masse in Marlborough to attend New Zealand’s International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Tiny wasp to combat stink bug

    Horticultural industry groups along with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are working together to use a tiny parasitoid wasp to combat the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

  • 10 Apr 2018

    It's not #sauvblanc day without #nzwine

    It’s time to start thinking about what iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc you will be drinking this International Sauvignon Blanc Day, 4th May. There are many delicious options to choose from, no matter where you are in the world.

  • 23 Mar 2018

    Modernisation of Customs and Excise will benefit wine producers

    New Zealand Winegrowers is welcoming new legislation which will make excise transactions easier for wine producers.

  • 13 Mar 2018

    New chair to lead New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre Ltd

    Mark Gilbert has been appointed as independent chair to the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) Ltd. Mark will lead the NZWRC board, ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of the new national grape and wine research centre to be based in Marlborough.

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